OSAWATOMIE, Kan. — For nearly three weeks, Kansas’ Rocky Mountain neighbor to the west has proven society will not implode following the implementation, regulation and taxation of legal recreational marijuana sales.

But so far, members of the Kansas Legislature have staunchly opposed the consideration of any similar measures, even when taking into account the projected $70 million Colorado officials expect to reap from legal cannabis in the first year alone.

While a handful are keeping a sidelong eye fixed on the Sunflower State’s western border, others see little point in paying the matter any attention. Why bother, they say, when such legislation stands a snowball’s chance in hell of passing in Topeka?